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Saturday, May 28, 2005

DOOR TO DOOR — An Iraqi woman speaks to U.S. Army soldiers who are conducting door-to-door searches for insurgents and illegal weapons in Tall Afar, Iraq, May 17, 2005. The soldiers are assigned to the Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jory C. Randall

In Today's News - Saturday, May 28, 2005

Quote of the Day
"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave."
-- Joseph Drake

News of Note
Iraqi bombers claim they were deceived
Surgery gives new hope to Iraqi boy

Marine, Louisville native, killed in Iraq
Son of Minnesota State Lawmaker Killed in Iraq

Memorial Day
'Memorial' Needed in Memorial Day
National Moment of Remembrance Associated Press
Nuclear treaty failure sets tone for summit
Money wasted on unneeded bases, Bush says
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd hospitalized

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Internet report says Zarqawi back at post

The US News: Iraq News
US SEAL innocent of abusing Iraqi suspect: lawyer
No Iraqi leader raised the issue of India sending troops, says ...
Iraq oil route under constant threat of attack
Iraq bomb suspects provide few clues
Lifelike Saddam Mannequin Anchors Exhibit on His Capture
Suspected Iraqi Agent Will Remain Jailed
Marines, Back for a Repeat Visit, Hope for Iraqi Forces to Stabilize Troubled Town
Iraq Qaeda says Zarqawi recovered from wounds-Web
Rebels down US chopper as Baghdad shield goes up
Iraqis in Baghdad Are Trying to Find Carefree Moments Despite Unrelenting Violence

Fox News
Indonesia Bombings
Bombs Kill Five in Iraq
Web Site: Zarqawi Healthy
Iran Hard-Liners Act to Require Nuke Technology
Saudi King Apparently Suffering From Pneumonia
Bush Hails Naval Grads
Rice: Confirm Bolton
Immigrant Mom of Slain GI Denied Gold Star Status
Navy SEAL Acquitted of Iraq Prisoner Abuse
Hillary Clinton's Former Fundraiser Acquitted

Department of Defense
BUSH URGES GRADS: Defeat Terrorists, Transform Force – Story
Bush Outlines Transformation Advances — Story
U.S. Helicopter Crash Claims Two Lives — Story
Inquiry Finds 'No Credible Evidence' — Story

German Team Trains Afghan Army Troops — Story
Task Force Baghdad Medics Sharpen Skills — Story Photos
Sadr City Sewer Rehab Nears Completion — Story
Purple Foxes Speed to Casualties in Al Anbar — Story
U.S., South Koreans Train Iraqi National Guard — Story

Battalion Constructs Civil Military Coordination Center
Convoy Airmen Protect Supply Lines
Marines Provide Security for Ambulance Drivers

Afghan Children Locate Weapons Cache
Coalition Medics Treat Injured Afghan Girl
Task Force Thunder Prepares to Redeploy

Helicopter Squadron Trades Sea for Desert

Marine Helps Find Weapons — Story

Jeweler Creates Sterling Tribute — Story

82nd Airborne Division Honors Fallen — Story
Special Ops Command Honors Fallen

Officials Identify Marine Casualty — Story


This Day in History
1349 - In Breslau Silesia, sixty Jews are murdered.
1539 - Hernando de Soto lands in Florida.
1674 - German Parliament declares war on France.
1754 - George Washington defeats the French and Indians at Fort Duquesne (PA).
1774 - The first Continental Congress convenes in Virginia.
1830 - Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western prairie.
1851 - Sojourner Truth attends the Women's Rights Convention.
1863 - The 54th Massachusetts, the first black regiment leaves Boston to fight in the Civil War.
1919 - Armenia declares its independence
1923 - The Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.
1940 - Belgium surrenders to Germany; King Leopold III gives himself up; British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway
1942 - 1,800 Czechoslovakians are murdered by the Nazis during their attack on Heydrich.
1959 - Monkeys Able & Baker become the first animals retrieved from a space mission, after soaring 300 miles into space in a Jupiter missile.
1961 - After nearly eightly years, theOrient Express makes its last trip (Paris to Bucharest) .
1964 - The Palestine National Congress forms the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jerusalem.
1971 - The first spacecraft to soft-land on Mars, the USSR's Mars 3, is launched.
1974 - Italians fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, killing 6.
1975 - Soyuz 18 launches.
1985 - David Jacobsen is taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon.
1987 - The Civil War Ironclad Monitor is discovered by a deep sea robot
1991 - Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
1997 - Linda Finch completes the around-the-world flight Amelia Earhart failed to finish.

1371 - John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy/warrior
1660 - King George I of England
1738 - Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin, French physician/inventor (guillotine)
1759 - William Pitt the Younger, English PM
1818 - Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard St-Bernard known by Confederates as the Hero of Sumter
1819 - Union Brevet Major General William Birney
1828 - Confederate Brigadier General Alpheus Baker
1830 - Union Major General George Lucas Hartsuff
1831 - Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor
1838 - Confederate Bridadier General Basil Wilson Duke
1914 - W. G. G. Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot
1940 - Thomas E Petri (Representative-WI)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani (Mayor-NYC)
1957 - Walter R Tucker (Representative-CA)

1259 - King Christoffel I of Denmark
1357 - King Afonso IV of Portugal
1863 - Union Brigadier General Edmund Kirby, Jr., of injuries
1864 - Union Brigadier Henry H. Giesy, in battle
1972 - Duke of Windsor, who abdicated British throne
1972 - King Edward VIII of Great Britain / Northern Ireland

Reported Missing in Action
Hill, Joseph A., USMC (IL)
Ingvalson, Roger D., USAF (MN); Released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well 1998
Chavira, Stephen, US Army (CA)
Urquhart, Paul D., US Army (PA)